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Old 07-28-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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What's your fav method for roasting garlic?

here's the way i do it... never had a complaint yet:

1. one cup fresh peeled garlic cloves left whole.
2. one cup of good extra virgin olive oil (i use frantoia or lucini select)

method:

place oil + garlic in an oven proof dish where the cloves are submersed in the oil completely; a tall somewhat narrow dish usually does the trick.

cover the dish with alum. foil and bake (rack in the center) at 375 F for 45 min to an hour.

remove the cloves from the oil and reserve the COOLED, GARLIC-INFUSED OLIVE OIL for later use.

puree or smash the roasted garlic and use as needed. i equate about a tsp of puree = to one clove of garlic in my recipes.

optional ingredients to add to the BASIC MIXTURE:

A. thyme and/or rosemary sprig or two. (option)
B. chili flakes
C. basil
D. whole black peppercorns and lemon rinds (this is WONDERFUL)

how do you roast your garlic?

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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My favorite subject!!!

slice off the very top of the whole head, drizzle w/ olive oil, salt an pepper.
wrap tighly in foil, 425 for 45 min.

I'm hungry now.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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My favorite subject!!!

slice off the very top of the whole head, drizzle w/ olive oil, salt an pepper.
wrap tighly in foil, 425 for 45 min.

I'm hungry now.
That's how I do it too! Pop it in the oven and by the time you have your potatoes peeled, washed, diced, cooked and mashed...it's ready to add!
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:59 AM   #4
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Same baking method - slice off the (distal?) end, drizzle with oil, wrap in foil and bake low and slow.

Sometimes once these cool, I put them in the fridge and when the are solid enough, I slice them, lightly salt them and *then* shallow fry them - they are mild and crispy and so wonderful.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:12 AM   #5
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My favorite subject!!!

slice off the very top of the whole head, drizzle w/ olive oil, salt an pepper.
wrap tighly in foil, 425 for 45 min.

I'm hungry now.
That's how I do it too. I'll even toss it on the grill.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:19 AM   #6
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me too!

Velochic the fried garlic sounds WONDERFUL!
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:23 AM   #7
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Slice the end off, put some EVOO in my garlic roaster plus a little kosher salt, place garlic in roaster cut side down, close lid, push button, wait 30 minutes
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Slice the end off, put some EVOO in my garlic roaster plus a little kosher salt, place garlic in roaster cut side down, close lid, push button, wait 30 minutes
I think I have to get me one of those gadgets
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:29 AM   #9
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I think I have to get me one of those gadgets
Set it and forget it. My kind of cooking.
My only complaint is it could be larger. The heads have to be pretty small if you are going to put three in.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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my favorite food item EVER!!!!

whole cloves
preheat over to liek 275

take cloves and put them on top of tinfoil on a sheet pan (catches oil if it leaks)
drizzle healthy amount of EVOO and kosher salt.

wrap tin foil up like hershey kiss and place in oven. Every 20 minutes or so grab it give it a nice shake to toss aroudn the cloves for even brownness.

ocne soft and mushy remove.

I usually throw the oil into something but its very salty.

take cloves, pop a few in my mouth then puree the rest to make a paste.

store in sealed plastic container in fridge.

Use when needed.

nothing better then having roasted garlic when you need it.


I would use other stuff to help add some flavor but i use it in a wide variety of items that I need to keep it as simple as possible.
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